Lions are famously known as the king of the animal kingdom.
However one small pooch attempted to overthrow their rule as he confronted a pair of big cats while strolling through a Tanzanian tundra in East Africa.
The clip shows one fearless dog run up to them with confidence as he barked and wagged his tail at the lion and lioness, who were believed to be mating before he interrupted.
A brave dog approached a lion and lioness while strolling threw a field
At first the duo seem uninterested in the dog’s attempt to greet them, however moments later it leaps towards the bewildered lion.
Clearly shocked by the canine’s boldness, the lion stumbles back as the dog continues to jump at him.
The dog then appears to decide that he may have bitten off more than he can chew, slowly backing away from the lion.
He can be seen trotting off into the distance as the bemused lions stare after him as he makes his getaway.
At first the duo seem uninterested in the dog’s attempt to greet them, however moments later it leaps towards the bewildered lion